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to calculate an amount or quantity approximately

â–  noun /ˈestımÉ™t/

a calculation of the probable cost or size or time of something These figures are only an estimate.

⃞ at a conservative estimate giving a calculation which probably underestimates the final figure Their turnover has risen by at least 20% in the last year, and that is a conservative estimate.

a calculation of how much something is likely to cost in the future, given to a client so as to get him or her to make an order to ask a typesetter for an estimate for typesetting 100,000 words of text

Before we can give the order we must have an estimate of the total costs involved.




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